The Queensland Government is investing in programs that tackle the root causes of crime with a new initiative to help keep the Logan community safe.

The program will receive $75,000 from the Queensland Government’s Community-based Crime Action (CBCA) Grants.

The Youth Enterprise Trust will receive the funding to deliver its In-Tent for Change Resilience Program in Logan. The program targets youth aged 13-19 years and fosters social, emotional, and personal growth by deepening the appreciation for nature and addressing trauma and disconnection from the education system or the community.

The trust will deliver a 10-week school-based program for ages 13-19 years and a 6-month farm-based program for ages 15 and above.

“We are working across Logan – with police, schools and community – to make Logan safer,” said Member for Logan Linus Power.

“We all know there should be consequences for wrongdoing. Acting early to keep kids off the streets, prevents trouble before it happens, which is why we invest in community-based projects through the Community-based Crime Action Grants.

“This action like In-Tent for Change provide essential support for young people at risk to get them on the right path.”

In 2023-24, a total of $5 million will be made available through CBCA for short-term, time-limited projects, supporting local programs and services that deliver pro-social and early intervention programs.

The CBCA grants complement existing programs with new innovative localised solutions that help achieve better outcomes for young people, their families, and the broader community.

“We know community safety is a real concern for Queenslanders that’s why we are supporting programs like these that are tackling the root causes of crime,” said Minister for Youth Justice Di Farmer.

“While our laws put the most serious offenders in detention, we are focussed on stopping the pipeline of young people entering the youth justice system.

“Our priority first and foremost will always be protecting Queenslanders and supporting victims.

“It means doing all we can to break the cycle of offending, because when a young person comes into the system, we want to make sure we’re doing our very best to stop them returning.”

Applications for the next round of CBCA grants are open and close on 29 April 2024.

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